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News & Views, July 2017

HFO-1234yf REFRIGERANT IS A FLAMMABLE GAS Automobiles have been using refrigerant gases in their AC systems for decades.  The refrigerant gases have generally been inert gases, such as Freon-12 and R-134.  Recently, many auto manufacturers have started to use HFO-1234yf as the refrigerant gas in their AC systems.  This gas is expensive, about $80/lb., and […]

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Changes to CA Environmental Regulations & OSHA Penalties, December 2015

CAL-EPA REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE 1/1/16 90-Day Storage Limit:  Automobile dealerships generating more than 1,000 kg of hazardous waste per month must  dispose of hazardous waste within 90 days (otherwise the facility must obtain a storage permit, an arduous process).  Almost all dealerships generate more than 1,000 kg (about 300 gallons) of used oil and used coolant […]

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New Tires, Old News, August 2003

The National Transport and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 (15 USC 1381) requires all manufacturers of tires to provide tire registration forms to every distributor and dealer of its tires which offer new tires for sale.  The law also unequivocally and unambiguously requires each independent dealer selling new tires to provide tire purchasers at […]

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Civil & Criminal Penalties, First-Aid, Penalties, etc., November 1999

Civil & Criminal Penalties Increased for OSHA Violations On October 5, 1999, Governor Davis signed into law a bill which increases the civil and criminal penalties for willful, serious and repeat violations of occupational safety and health (Cal-OSHA) standards.  The law goes into effect on January 1, 2000, which gives the district attorneys more flexibility […]

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